Gwinnett’s $37 million land deals questioned Atlanta police suspensions add up in time, pay Documents: Imperial sugar refinery hazards reduced before blast Legislator: Trade-school agency ‘deserves F’ in oversight Kennesaw State professor files discrimination suit
State paid $5M in bonuses in 2008 Regulators crack down on 3 Georgia banks UGA dumps Butts-Mehre contractor after parking deck collapse Report is critical of immigration detention centers
Federal court refuses to kill DeKalb reverse-discrimination suit Permit flap puts focus on disposal of animal waste at UGA Perma-Fix COO forced to step down Dalton water ruled safe from carpet chemicals
This week was a bit slower for Georgia legislators who missed the deadline to file mandatory financial disclosure statements. Six more lawmakers — including Calvin Smyre, chairman of the House minority caucus — bit the bullet and turned in paperwork that, by law, was supposed to have been filed a month ago. That leaves six state senators and 14 members of the House who still haven’t made the disclosures.
Lawsuit dropped against firm running Atlanta’s alternative school Take-home cars: ATL fire chief violating city’s policy Oxendine named in state aircraft complaint
Aggravated assaults climbed by more than 50 percent in intown Atlanta this year, and residential burglaries were up sharply in Buckhead and southwest Atlanta, police statistics show. Year-to-date statistics posted online show overall crime was down citywide through April. But the numbers also show pockets of the city where certain types of violent and property offenses have risen sharply.
A 29-year employee of the state Department of Natural Resources, Thompson was transferred to a supervisory job but did no supervising. During an interview by the Inspector General’s office, Thompson flippantly stated, “I do nothing.”
State billed millions for Lake Lanier litigation Report finds some DNR employees were overpaid Former DNR official abused state spa services
Three highway contractors reaped the proceeds as the Georgia Department of Transportation ran up billions of dollars in unconstitutional deficits, state auditors say. Between them, the three companies since 2002 made nearly $2.4 billion off state DOT contracts.
State seizes forensic hospital unit at Milledgeville Nonprofits chafe at Atlanta’s plan to return $30M to feds Tiny community embroiled in big dispute over taxpayer money Savannah-Chatham schools settle $4M retirement lawsuit
Ex-DeKalb police chief Terrell Bolton, fired for personal use of county vehicles, gave himself sole authority to approve use of take-home police cars late last year, records show. But that directive took effect several weeks after he returned two luxury cars, seized from drug dealers, that had been parked in the garage of his Stone Mountain home for much of 2008, according to evidence in an administrative hearing on his dismissal.
State audit charges financial wrongdoing at DOT Former rep. Jamieson indicted for tax evasion